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y decades to come. >> thank you. happy wednesday day. >> we'll celebrate it with the governor of virginia. you can't spell another word . >> good evening. i am jennifer granholm. you are watching the war room on currents t.v. there is no better time than international women's day to speak out on the systemic assault on women's help being perpetrated by republicans across the country. tonight, we will tell you what they are trying to do to send us back to the days of leave it to beaver and what we can do to stop them. and then former senator russ feingold will be here in the war room with us on insights with president obama's re-election east campaign finance, his new book and then president obama's first term is chronicled in a new documentary. tonight we will get a first-hand
account from the turbulent first days. this is the war room. come on inside! one of the battle can cries of the far right is this: we want to take our country back! now, maybe you dismiss this as meaning back from the democrats. but you notice they don't say we want to take our government back. they say, our country. based on the evidence that's pouring out of state legislatures, that is what the republican revolution of 2010 has set outdo. take the country back, back in time back to those golden days before civil rights before gender equality. it was so much easier back then. wasn't it? so let's go back to the bad ol' days with our republican friends and see what life is like. it's a bad time for organized labor since 2010 republican controlled legislatures in 26
states have rolled back worker's rights to collectively bargain. forget about voting rights gained in the 1960s. they have rolled back voting access in 14 states and counting. of course, if you are a woman, the "take our country back" crowd has nothing but trouble for you. in this black and white, 1950s' era sexual mccarthyites hear planned parenthood women's health as 8 abortion" those are like a dog whistle to anti-repro duct i have health zellots. think i am overstating? in the country the republicans are taking back 2011 with a water -- was a watershed year f 80 anti-abortion laws passed more than double the previous year. in texas, the 80% male legislature has been
particularly focused on controlling women's bodies. so focused that they are now turning down federal money if it means keeping those women's clinics open. women's clinics that provide cervical and breast cancer screens for poor women, not abortions. governor rick perry and republican lawmakers said they would forego the $35 million in federal money that finances the women's health program for 120,000 poor women in texas in order to keep planned parenthood from getting one dime of it. this even though texas already bars clinics that take that money from performing abortions. in texas it's just the tip of the iceberg. this week, governor bob mcdonnell of virg signed the ultrasound bill sitting on his desk. virg joins nine states in forcing women to watch images forcing them to listen to descriptions against their
will violating their privacy, their very personhood. this is not just a war on women's health. think about this guys. a lot of times men don't consider women's health important to them but after the person begins with a zygote crowd finishes with women, y'all may be next. let's go back to the future. men, imagine that you need a prescription for viagara. imagine a law passed by an 80% female legislature requires you to get an affidavit from a sexual partner that you are incapable of an erection in order to justify that prescription or maybe in order to obtain the prescription you are forced to demonstrate to a doctor forced in the office forced to demonstrate your erectile inadequacy or imagine you wanted a vasectomy. that same largely female legislature said in order for
you to have that procedure a doctor must do an ultra sound on your private parts which requires you to view the sperm, the pre-humans swirling in your testicales on a nearby monitor while listening to the doctor describe the millions of potential lives you will be ending. today, congress debated another bill that would make it illegal for women to seek an abortion across state lines if she is not accompanied by a parent even if her parents are absent even if they are abusive. between rush limbaugh governor mcdonnell and the house of representatives it's been an ugly week on the war on women. there are some republican pun dits who say this is just a distraction from the real issues we care about. distraction. it's an obsession by the republicans. so what can you do about this? you can get involved. you can register.
you can vote because elections have consequences, and today, we are seeing the consequences of our nation falling asleep during the elections of 2010. oh by the way, happy international women's day. for more on the politics behind the war on women, from washington, we are joined by polster, yelinda lake president of lake research partners and tom dedeldacaro, welcome back into the war room to you both. >> how are you? >> thanks. >> you are good at this. >> for getting me through that. let me start with celinda. all of these states that have introduced abortion restrictions in 2011 and 2012, what is accounting for this rush to legislate issues that go way
beyond abortion? >> many women voters are asking exactly the same thing. ironically romney's wife had it right when she said what women are worried about is the economy and they are wondering why this obsession with our bodies. why this obsession with things that have been resolved for decades when we have real problems. but this is the product of the tea party. and you have al bunch of conservative politicians way more out. mainstream than we have had before who are relently ideologes who don't care if we lose, including women going undetected with cancer mom's dying because they have cancer that hasn't been screened and dying in texas. this is an outrage. if i could had one more thing to your list we need women to run for office to end this craziness. >> i know. i have ranted on that before.
i thought it was implied, but absolutely. we need women to run for. tom, you know the latest target of republican republicans is title x, and title x has been a long-time national law, which, by the way, was created under nexton and george bush when he was a congressman. that provides funding for breast exams, pelvic examines high blood pressure anemia and yet every one of the republican candidates has said they want to zero it out. i mean is there no socially moderate republican around who can understand the importance of poor women having access to breast exams and cervical pap smears? >> i don't think funding for planned pairenthood needs that. >> itself-sufficient. we don't need federal funding
for what planned parenthood provides. let's be more philosophical about it the last 35 years, the needle has moved far in the direction that you would want over the last 35 years. if we do the analogy to church and state, when government pushes quickly on the traditions or the stated norm people push back. the last 35 years if you look at it in a world history perspective has been lightning speed but if you look at the greater pendelum. "leave it to beaver" was my favorite show. >> point made. thank you very much. >> i had an older brother who was just like wally. >> anyway. >> it's proof -- my point is you can't look at the greater sweep of history and say that somehow, there has been this mal treatment of women. >> happening in the past two
years. >> especially in the united states provides the greatest benefits is it an uneven sense? do republicans support like the ridiculous law that would have outlawed miscarriages? absolutely not. but when you take it out of context to the greater sweep, with all due respect, i don't think that does service of this prosof reaching the better point. >> celinda, you heard what tom said about this arc of history sort of argument but the arc of history eventually bends toward justice, i think. and over the past couple of years, that arc has actually gone completely in the other direction. it has taken back. i mean when you think about women, i mean celinda, i want to get you jump in here because i know you do a lot of training for women can dates and followed this as a political strategist as well. but with respect to what tom has been saying in terms of the past
two years, what is it that you have seen as a historical matter facing women? >> kwhaf seen was things that were honestly resolved 30, 40, 50 years ago are now being debated and this legislation is being produced primarily by right-wing male politicians and they are upset. you said it right, governor. they will not stop. they don't care how brutal it is, what the repercussions are, and tom respectfully clinics are women in texas, women are losing their insurance. in this economy and these budget times, these states are not self-sufficient. in these times people are losing their health insurance when they lose their jobs and the republicans are just obsessed with what women are doing in their private lives and personal decisions that families are making that are already difficult. and women's healthcare. we've never had a party this obsessed with healthcare. >> they are not obsessed.
to say all republicans are obsessed. >> no. no. no. the far right. >> some republicans. >> and i think that's a totally fair point. but since 2010 the ones that were elected have really tipped this balance. let me give you another example from today. you are not prepared to defend this, i hope at least but i am going to give it to you anyway. it's called in arizona this week, a wrongful birth bill was passed. it's all about presenting women from having an abortion even if it kills them giving doctors a pass to not inform a pregnant woman of prenatal problems if that could lead to an abortion. in other words, don't tell the woman that you are treating there is something horrible going on if in fact she might choose to do -- you know to take care of herself or to have an abortion. that kind of stuff is just wild. >> it is. >> some republicans -- >> it is a bad bill.
there are some republicans who support that bill there are a lot of democrats who put forth bad bills as well. >> i have no doubt but that's not what we are talking about. >> over the last 35 and say that -- if 35 years ago, you would have said in 2012 you would have all of these rights compared to 35 years ago, because history moves unevenly you shouldn't write off the process. >> we don't want to go backwards. >> that's the point. celinda, a recent nbc poll in support upon white and suburban women as this contraception issue has intentionfied. i am assuming this is going to be an issue if you spin it, you know, the that it will help the president in the fall? >> absolutely. and it's going to help the president in the fall in two ways: getting independent women voters. and independent women will determine this election. they have moved toward the
president. you see the president having a double-digit advantage among independent women over these issues. and this has -- a whole bunch of women that were discouraged about the election now are fired up. the republicans did for us what we couldn't do for ourselves: mobilizing single women, mobilizing young women mobilizing women of color. i will say this, tom: if you don't agree with these bills, then where are the republicans other than olympia snowe condemning them? in our party, if somebody introduced this kind of legislation, jennifer gran home would be the first to condemn them. what is being done in your party? >> i would have put another trillion dollars on our kids' debts. where is the condemnation of that bill. >> let me say there is a woman in new york one fem republican
in the new york assemblyman who said she would vote for president obama. stay with me. appreciate you sticking around. tom and celinda are going to talk about the whole political scene and what's happening in the races that are coming up next. sweet home alabama. someone will sing it a week from now. campaign moves south. plus last week the president, sabre rattling the president smacked them around. stay here. staring at the reality of a greaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaea >>this is outrageous! [[vo]]cenk uygur calls out the mainstream media. >>the rest of the media seems like, "ho-hum, no big deal." we've have no choice, we've lost our democracy here.
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enough democratic support to push the keystone xl pipeline ahead without any additional environmental revup. in support from 11 democrats from key energy-producing states was not enough to get the issue attached to a major transportation bill. it would carry from the canadian tar stands to the golf of mexico. president obama called several senators directly urging them not to support the plan. the pipeline vote made its way out to the campaign front during a stop on the mississippi gulf coast. >> he even said no to i guess, the only no-brain eric think of which is keystone pipeline bringing oil in from canada. this guy has got to go. we have to get energy-depend ent in this country. back with us is tom delbacar chairman of the republican party
in california. celinda, 11 senate democrats broke ranks. it must have been a win for the president, but does it show weak links in party unity? >> we pulled against the keystone pipeline. the most interesting thing was when we went in nebraska, there was a tremendous amount of credit for this organized ranchers in nebraska. i grew up on a ranch in montana. they are terrified of the pipeline going through with the implications for damage to grasslands. one of the things that's happened is, there hasn't been enough thoughtful consideration of this pipeline and that's why we shouldn't be violating our environmental standards. we need energy production. and what this president has is
more production than we have ever had. we need to preserve ranchers and farms, legacy for the next generation. we should not rush to judgment on something this major here i think it's kind of ironic that romney said energy. >> well the only think is that -- the only reason energy production is up -- >> you are shaking your head. >> private lands in north dakota which really it's look demands up 20%.
they >> it's very interesting there. you have a governor that started out with record popularity who endorsed rick perry now hasn't endorsed anybody, plummeted in his popularity because of his failed policies in this state, cutting education too far, giving tax breaks to the wealthy when they were cutting education. so i think kansas is really indicative of the country and the congress republicans are not reflecting the value of middle america. >> that's why democrats are going to win elections all over this country. >> celinda and tom, thank you for being in the war room. again, celinda lake, tom de becarbeaux. >> hot button issues we will discuss with senator russ feingold in the war room. >> that's next. don't go away.
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this is countdown south carolina. forgot the name of the show p.m. >> it's not a game. there is nothing cas annual about it. if some of these people think it's time to launch a war, they should explain to the american people why they would do that and what the consequences would be. everything else is just talk.
>> that was the president earlier this week responding to the sabre rattling iran the g.o.p. candidates with the exception of ron paul have been talking about, the need for quick, dire consequences if we wait. all that sound familiar? my next guest heard the same note sounded in 2002, 2003 by president george bush and that time it was iran. you know the results, but at a time when the country was reeling from september 11th russ feingold was one of only 23 senators who voted against authorizing the president to use force against iran. he explains why he made that decision and explores the consequences of leaping into war without looking first in his new book "while america sleeps." russ so glad to have you here in the war room. i am so thrilled. just as a broad measure: why did you write the book? >> well, you know, i had an opportunities to write the book. i thought what is missing from the national conversation?
i realized 10 years after 9-11 people are sort of thinking osama bin laden is gone. we can focus on domestic matters. they are critical at this point. but i don't think the threat of al-qaeda is gone or on china's influence in africa. we are used to putting that aside. i don't think that's the world we live in any more. i think it's dangerous. i think it hurts us competitively. i am trying to add in some way to the national debate another topic, which is: don't forget that we dent know what was going on 9-11. i don't think we know what's going on enough right now. >> as i was reading the sections of this book it just really struck me how many parallels are happening right now. >> right. >> in terms of this campaign and the language that is being used on the republican side to make people afraid that iran has got nuclear capability or more that we should be, you know threatening.
it's just a very interesting parallel. don't you see? it's an interesting time for your book to come out. >> this is my thought, while american sleeps what the republican candidates do is dumb this down mock the president's trips overseas and claim he apologizes for america all the time and they won't think about the global issues involved with al-qaeda and the complex things that frankly the president is handling well. all they do is to try to talk the president into is inc.veyeding another country. it doesn't show an understanding of the world we actually live in. it's a dis service to the american people. >> you know, the things that they are saying about what they would do is all the stuff, other than bombing iran -- nobody has said that yet, but, you know, being tougher et cetera the sanctions. they are thinks the administration is doing. >> they don't want to talk about the successes. they development want to talk about foreign policy very much. what are they going to say? he got osama bin laden?
gaddafi. he is the guy that reached out to the arab and muslim world, we need to indigonesia. he has improved our reputation around the world. >> that's what a president should do. they know it. >> with all of those successes what does he do about syria? how can he get china? how can he get russia to the table? >> he showed us when he handled libya in a very intelligent way that you don't have to go the whole route. you don't have to do what i call infor a penny, in for a pound. you can find the tipping point. it's tougher than the tipping point in libya but it's there. assad is going to go. it may not be from the pressure of getting china and russia to help which they should. it's taking the unusual step of saying, syria, cut it out. when people talk about arming the rebels that should be on the table. but the idea of actually invading is unnecessary and this is where obama is much more
sophisticated than let's invade one country at a time. the gain of risk. >> that sophistication i think, has certainly done well by the world up to this point. i jump subjects because obviously, you are the feingold of mccain-feingold and everyone who has focused on these super pacs and i know you have criticized actually campaign, itself for agreeing to allow super pacs. so you are co-chair of the campaign and you have criticized campaign. how do you justify the two positions? >> you have heard me say i think the president will be a great president on international policy. he is a mature guy. i understand with him on 95% of things. i think one of the biggest mistakes is to go down the road of being involved in unlimited contributions. the energy of the 2008 election that had such
a powerful impact to elect barack obama had to do with average citizens feeling like they were part of the process. depresses the base other than people thinking they are spectators. i think it's a mistake and i am urging him not to do it but i am going to support him for president because i think he is a good president. >> don't you think in a second term it's an opportunity to get a constitutional amendment? >> it's hard. >> unless you are congress. it would be impossible going through congress. the first time you could actually get a constitutional amendment with a convention? >> possibly. i think the enthusiasm that goes behind that is good. i don't want people to put eggs in that basket. reelect obama and he gets to pick the justices. it was a 5 to 4 decision. i think that is the best route and we need to get this thing overturned frankly sooner a constitutional amendment is likely to pass. >> i think the opportunity for getting a constitutional
amendment is a huge hurdle but i think that after an election when you have already got all of the infrastructure in place, if ever there was a time to do a first-in-america effort, a constitutional effort that goes through the states that would be the moment to do it. >> you are right. >> we were asleep in 2010, as i was saying earlier this evening, i think you would agree, what was the koch brothers' tea party role in your race? >> enormous. not in my race so much but in terms of what they did in wisconsin after governor walker was elected, the koch brothers are the people that came in and funded the attack on the working people of wisconsin. they took away the collective bargaining rights in the state that invented public collective bargaining rights. they have decided wisconsin is their playground and it is the result of citizens united. >> what is going to happen in the walker recall? >> i think we will remove him from office and not going to end
up with arnold schwarzenegger. we will end up with a good governor. >> you have been through a few wars. i know you have a few more to go. thank you so much. appreciate it. former wisconsin senator, obama surrogate campaign chair, russ feingold. coming up: three years ago, the president's economic advisors met to try to avoid a second great depression. i was there. so was our next guest, laura tyson and her new film captures that time. >> which urgent need? which is 2? >>this is outrageous! [[vo]]cenk uygur calls out the mainstream media. >>the rest of the media seems like, "ho-hum, no big deal." we've have no choice, we've lost our democracy here. just refreshing to hear. no other television show
big briefing on the economy. >> that was a clip from the new documentary, "the road we traveled." it chronicles the obama's presidency, begins when the then president obama confronts the magnitude of the 2008 financial crisis. and i was there along with our next guest, laura tyson. laura chaired the president's council of economic advisors during the clinton administration. she now teaches at the hass school of business at uc berkeley. glad to welcome you back. i want to take you back. you are there with one circumstance around you. i was on the other side, next to joe biden. this is three days after the election. >> yes. >> do you remember it was a friday? we were all flown -- we all flew in. we weren't flew in. we all flew in to chicago. >> right. >> and they set up this table.
you can see paul voelker because the president wanted to demonstrate from that first moment that he understood that the economy was in crisis. do you remember the feel? >> the field, the economy was in crisis and basically, being an economist, i know that my profession was sitting there thinking, o, my goodness. this is so much worse than we anticipated, and we don't really have the rules to deal with this. the numbers were that all of the declines looked just like the declines before the great depression. that's the reality. we are sitting there on the brink of something we don't exactly know how to control, and we have to give advice and help the new president. >> i remember the first, in the first -- i was there as the representative of the state that had the most troubled economy in the nation. where, you know, general motors and chrysler were begging for a
bridge loan to be able to get to this new administration and i know one of the first things he did was ask me to sort of give a report on what was happening with the auto industry and what was happening on the ground. but i remember so clearly, the feeling of, you know there was this whole excitement that we were part of this. >> yes. >> this new administration and honored to be invited, but this total sense of, oh my god, what -- what have we got to do? >> how can we help? we need to understand that we are facing a crisis which -- the magnitude of which in the economy none of us sitting at that table had experienced before. >> right. right. >> okay. >> so we discussed at this table, you know, the stimulus and what that could look like and how that could be con figured. >> uh-huh. >> at the time, you know, there was huge diversity of opinions in the room about which way to go. >> uh-huh. >> i think at that point, we weren't sure that it was going to -- you know how much it was going to be. some were arguing for a billion some were arguing for 700
million. >> i think there was a general consensus, though, there needed to be a significant stimulus and there was an understanding that the economy was plummeting very quickly, quickly than anticipated t quickly than the models and so the estimate of how much stimulus was needed were getting larger and larger week by week i felt. >> yes. >> there were some debates but there was no debate about the need for something. >> some intervention. this was just after t.a.r.p. so everybody was leery about that. if you put on your economist hat and look back at what was done, how would you haveononrued e e imimus didierently?y? you >>owouow i thinknk people haveplha to undstnddstd thetitilus is constructed. it's constructed with political and economic constraints on it. i actually think that the stimulus will be evaluated going forward, as people are evaluating now basically within the constraints that were operational. this is a pretty good package.
we had support of the state and local government, critical because their budgets were falling apart and they have to keep the firefighters keep the police keep the teachers, public hospitals sglfrts. >> right. >> state and local governments have to get some moneypac . >> right. >> state and local governments have to get some money we need to worry about how can the goff government, itself put money in the economy in an effective way. that was about infrastructure. >> don't you think, though that there was just too much in the way of tax cuts as a concession? >> now i go to the politics because the next part of this of course is the tax cuts' dimension of this and basically, this is where you are taking ideas in to the congress and basically talking about what could be done. so the size of the package is a come position of the package is political driven. i think the administration in terms of getting a significant size and getting a very reasonable blend.
so if you take out maybe a 100 billion of tax things that would have occurred anyway you have about 700 billion that's real. and some of the things that ended up being in there on the tax side were useful. so i would give the composition of the package pretty good marks. >> yeah. >> relative to the constraint. >> the proof is in the pudding? right? as you have seen yes, slow but the trajectory of growth of the economy which can be attributed to having stabilized through the stimulus at the beginning. >> to basically catch this. the economy is falling. again, the trend lines looked like the greatgression. you have got to try to reverse those trend lines. the administration did a number of things. the stimulus was very, very important. i have to say the stress tests were extremely important. we forget the new treasury secretary there it's not clear what's going to happen to the banks yet. it has not stabilized. stress tests were very
controversial. the loan to the -- the funds to the auto industry, very controversial. >> hallelujah. >> that's all i am saying. totally the right thing to do. >> the choice was the financial markets had failed. they were going to fail those companies. there was no way those companies were going to go through bankruptcy. you need financing to go through bankruptcy. >> we are going to talk about this issue of manufacturing right after the break. so stay right with us. laura is going to come back. i am going to pick her brain on the economic numbers. a little later, you may think that newt gingrich's strategy to become president is a bit out there, which puts of course newt right in the prettier lick's wheel house. >> i have a sure fire way to get newt gingrich out of the racececececececececececececececececececececececececececece
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strength. we have turned the corner meaning that we now have employment growth positive in manufacturing. that hasn't happened since the late 1990s, about 330,000 jobs so far. maybe more announced tomorrow. manufacturing is really important. it's a new -- it funds our exports, the president wants to double exports, exports support u.s. manufacturing jobs. we need to manufacture and export. >> how does the u.s. compete? manufacturing traditional middle class jobs the right? >> that's the other thing. uh-huh. >> we compete with the labor arbitra good, e, with cheap wages, how will we be able to get those jobs? >> i wanted to point out the labor arbitrage to the extent it exists that is disappearing. >> in china, that's true. >> some things will move to
other countries. but let's realize that, of course, a country that is a high-wage country like germany is a manufacturing powerhouse. okay? and so basically with the right training investment and export marketing there are a number of things we can put together. by the way, we gain value added shares of exporting in the 1990s. we were a manufacturing powerhouse. >> the germany example is so key because people say we are never going to get that. the germany's economy is doing very well. it held up through the global recession because they had strategies and policies to make their manufacturing gobblely competitive. it wasn't billion chasing the wages to the bottom. >> that's true. they didn't pursue that. that's not a strategy we want to pur see. we want good jobs for american workers which i think -- i think the key places to focus are the
skills of the work force. germany is very well known to be very good technical training, very good apprenticeship. they had strategies that we should look at for keeping people employed during the period of recovery. >> right. >> very, very important. and they aggressively market exports. >> yeah. >> i think we have -- i will say give them tax relief. the president talked about prefercial treatment for manufacturing. >> we are going to talk about that. not this but we will talk about the tax issue. >> that's laura tyson of cal berkeley a great sole. thank you. thank you. newt gingrich'snd landing on the moon didn't strike the right chord with
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doing it again. i am done talking now. away to the moon. the face of newtopia! >> thank you, brett. in what may be the most anticipated history, the game change finally, airs this weekend, a film about the 2008 campaign received added dose of publicity when virtually every member of the mccain-pal inteam promised to ignore the movie but what about the 2012 election. the folks in our digital war room held an online casting call to see who should play the major figures. here are a couple of my favorites. bruce campbell has the unenvable task of capturing mitt romney sins his robotic manner goes against everything an actor is
trained to do. and will arnett should be spot on for rick santorum. steve shrippa and chris christie have another big thing in common. finally, my favorite newt gingrich whose pinkish hue under score arrest feminine side maybe cathy kinney can bring some fem ininty into the persona. our digital king did a great job. check those out with current.com/thewarroom. stuff from the campaign trail. hop online and make your voice heard. thank you all for joining us here in the war room! have a great night!